LARMe — Laboratory of Anthropology of Art, Ritual and Memory
The laboratory studies the intersection between anthropology of art, ritual and mrmory in diverse ethnographic situations.
Its main focus is indigenous societies of the Americas, in rural and urban context, but it does not exclude other populations. Currently, the laboratory includes ethnographic research in Africa and seeks to widen its regional spectrum.
The laboratory is defined as “at the intersection” because it is interested in the frontier between different fields: ritual and aesthetics, shamanism and politics, music and memory, speech ethnography and cognition, pragmatic and ontologies, ritual and performance, cinema and the everyday, culture and patrimonialization, forgetting and mnemotechnics, local and scientific knowledge.
Our bet is frankly ethnographic: our topics of research are worldly events, phenomena, visible, audible with smell and taste. It is not an anti-theoretical option, but an anthropological choice: to start always in a specific place with a specific object-subject e from there weave on topics and theoretical research. Our products are not purely bibliographical since they include expositions, films, photographic essays and performances.
Line of Research:
Antropologia da Arte e da Cultura Material
Bruno Sotto Mayor
Hélio Sá Neto